Movies like Nothing in Return

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Nothing in Return (2015)
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Original name: A cambio de nada
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations living together in a city too big to be alone.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, old woman, society, friends, urban, buddies, adolescence, family drama, dog, fight, prostitute, police, motorcycle, court, trial, robbery, neighborhood, teenage boy, disco, swimming pool, juvenile delinquency, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about youth, friendship, friends, coming of age, teenage life, society and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Nothing in Return: Valley (2014), Summer Rain (2006), Jess + Moss (2011), Being 14 (2015), Young Girls in Black (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, buddies, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, friends, coming of age, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, buddies, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, female masturbation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, cigarette smoking, smoking, brunette ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, suicide thoughts, friendship, coming of age, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, manipulation, friendship, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, friends, lifestyle, buddies, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, coming out, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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81%
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, hip hop, society, family relations, youth, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, drug use, manslaughter, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, drunkard ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
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Breakfast with Curtis (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, drugs, teenage boy, coming of age, depression, death threat, love, couples, romance, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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79%
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Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, homeless, lifestyle, teenage life, redemption, hopes, youth, forceful separation, urban ghetto life, coming of age, working class ...
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Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: racism, introspection, friendship, haunted by the past, youth, elderly, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, village, youth, elderly, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
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Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, best friends, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It's the last summer in Falkenberg for five childhood friends. David yearns to be a child again and Holger never wants to move away. Jesper constantly returns home without anybody really noticing that he’s been gone. Jörgen finances his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, grownups, best friends, small town, youth, childhood friend, moving, society, saying goodbye, summer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, on the road, love triangle, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, journey, gay, coming of age, direction and purpose, drugs/alcohol, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
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The Kids from the Port (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, single parent, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, half brother, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, youth, rivalry, friends, couples, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity, party, dishonesty, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
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61%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gain trust, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Girlhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Forbidden Fruit (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, culture clash, fish out of water, friendship, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage girl, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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